RULES AND REGULATIONS
The rules and regulations set forth by the Evolve Pro Tour are there to provide fairness and transparency for all players.
TOURNAMENTS AND REGISTRATION
Players can sign up for tournaments online through our website.
It is a player’s responsibility to check any governmental restrictions in their home country, or the country/state the player is planning to play the tournament. Evolve Pro Tour does its best to provide accurate and current information sourced from independent third parties, but cannot give tottally definitive information on travel restrictions as these may differ from country to country. Please make sure to inform yourself thoroughly, before you start travelling, that you are aware of any restrictions or guidelines opposed by the government or country/state due to the threat by Covid 19.
PAYMENT AND TOURNAMENT ENTRY CONFIRMATION
Final tournament entry confirmation is when the tournament entry amount has been paid and received in full as cleared funds.
We endeavour to provide complementary practice rounds, this depends on the tournament venue and there policy, if a practice round is payable at any of our venues, it will be at a discounted rate.
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
The Evolve Pro Tour tournaments will have approximately the following prize money breakdown (depending on the level of course supplements being charged by tournament venues over any given series of events) these venue supplements will be averaged out over any given tournament series by Evolve Pro Tour to provide a consistent and fair prize money structure for all tournaments, prize money will be based upon the official entry list after the official registration the day before the event and will be published on site at the tournament office before completion of the first round.
Professional entries shall have the following calculation - entry fee less average green fee for series, then calculated 70% prize fund.
Amateur entries shall have the following calculation - entry fee less average green fee for series, then calculated 30% prize fund.
Approximate Prize Money (based on 90 full paying professionals)
€20,000 (54 Hole Events) €17,000 (36 Hole Events) €8,000 (18 Hole Events)
Prize Funds published above are approximate and based on full fields (90 professional entries paying the maxim entry fee, If less than 90 professional players register the scale above will be used and each position based on the total prize fund will be reduced accordingly. If the tournament director allows the field to increase with sufficient daylight the number of players and prize fund will increase accordingly. See payout scale below. Thomas Sabo Watches are limited to 1 Mens and 1 Womens watch per calendar year due to availability and will published on the prize money breakdown at each tournament.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS NO. OF PAYOUTS
110+ 40 Players
100-109 35 Players
90-99 30 Players
80-89 27 Players
70-79 24 Players
60-69 21 Players
50-59 18 Players
Players have agreed when registering that they are responsible for their own withholding and income tax or VAT in the country where the tournament is being played (if applicable) and also in their own respective countries. Prize Money will be paid by bank transfer 05 -10 days after the completion of a complete series or single event, players must provide accurate IBAN and SWIFT code information to Evolve Pro Tour.
The fields are maximized to 90 players including 4 invites
Open to both men and lady professionals and amateurs with a acceptable handicap.
The PGA recognised 8% - 15% distance reduction rule for lady competitors will be in effect for all events. Example a 6500 course will then be set between 5525 - 5950
Evolve Pro Tours head referee will assess each venue and decide on an appropriate distance reduction for each category which will reflect the length and difficulty of the course, we aim to provide a fair and competitive tournament for all participants.
We do not currently operate a cut, as it is our policy to give players the best preparation that we can for the upcoming European season.
The entry fee for Evolve Pro Tour events are as follows:
Professional €375.00 for (54 Hole Events)
Amateur €295.00 for (54 Hole Events)
Elite Junior Players €295.00 for (54 Hole Events)
Included are all match fees and driving range balls prior to tee off on tournament days only
Entries for each tournament close at 12.00 hrs. 7 days prior to the first tournament day.If spots are still available after this time players must directly contact the Evolve Pro Tour office. Entry deadline will be extended if a position is still available for those not already entered.
Entries must be made through www.evolveprotour.com.
No Membership Required.
REGISTRATION / CONFIRMATION
Players Must register online at www.evolveprotour.com
Registration and confirmation can only be done online.
Players need to be aware that registration requires payment of entry fee/or deposit. major credit cards and/or debit cards are accepted.
WITHDRAWAL OR CANCELLATION POLICY
Withdrawal from a tournament must be made by contacting the tour office.
The following penalty fees may apply:
more than 21 days at 18:00 - full refund (less any deposit made)
between 14 and 21 days at 18.00 - 70% refund
between 07 and 14 days at 18.00 - 50% refund
between 07 and 05 days at 18.00 - 30% refund
05 days or less at 18.00 - no refund
If a player finds a substitute to take his spot all cancellation fees will be waived
Withdrawal due to start in higher ranked tournament (CT or ET) played at the same time is ALWAYS accepted.
Once an entrant has teed off refund of entry is not possible.
It is the players resonsibility to cover any booking or bank fees, to get the best accommodation rates we sometimes have to pay in advance. If there is a accomodation cancellaation, a accomodation credit may be offered, bank or card fees will deducted from the refund amount leaving a net entry fee refund rate.
Caddies are allowed
Players who start in a Evolve Pro Tour tournament and miss the cut are permitted to act as caddy for other players in the same tournaments.
No golf shoes are to be worn by caddies.
ONE BALL CONDITION
The”one ball condition” applies to all tournaments. This means that the player has to play with the same mark, compression and cover during the whole round, not during the whole tournament.
The starter will make a note of which ball the player is using.
The 5 best players and the top amateur have to attend the prize giving ceremony.
The 5 best players and the top amateur shall also be available for an eventual press conference.
The following rules apply:
R & A Rules of Golf.
European Tour Tournament Regulation
Additional Local - and Tour Rules
Evolve Pro Tour has the right to make any adjustment or ammendment to its rules and regulations, prize money structure or any tournament playing conditions that it deems to be neccessary without limitation, the player fully accepts this.
SKYCADDIE – GPS – LASER YARDAGE
The use of GPS and laser devices are permitted during all rounds.
Devices with slope and height measures are NOT permitted.
When registration has closed by 18.00 hrs 48 hours prior to a tournament, players on reserve should be reachable on their telephone between 18.00-23.00 hrs.
If a player does not answer, the tour office holds the right to contact the next player on standby.
Immediately after the round is completed, the score cards must be returned at the recording area (which may be a drop box due to Cover-19)
If a score card is not returned within 30 minutes after the completion of the round the player will be disqualified.
Tee-Off times will be posted on www.evolveprotour.com, no later than 17.00 hrs. the day prior to the tournament.
Criticism of the course, sponsor, tour or tournament committee will be subject to a fine of minimum €100. Any complaints shall be addressed to the tournaments director only.
Improper behavior on the course will incur a fine of minimum €100.
Rules officials, Tournament Director and fellow competitors have the right to report breach of conduct. The decision rests with the Tournament Director.
Professionals are required to dress in an appropriate manner. No short trousers are permitted.
NON COMPETITIVE PLAY
Any player returning scores of +10 or higher for three or more times within a period of 3 events, may be refused entry to the next Evolve Pro Tour event.
WD, in the same tournament, after rounds of +10 or higher, will be counted as a round +10.
BAD TIME WARNINGS REGISTER To include all players who were timed because they may be playing slowly Players are now only allowed 40 seconds for a tee shot, except on Par 3′s where they have 50 seconds for the first player only. Second shots stay as before. Players appearing on this list 3 times will be fined €250. This will double with further instances.
REDUCTION OF ROUNDS
The Evolve Pro Tour staff will make every effort to complete all rounds of the tournament as scheduled. Occasionally circumstances such as bad weather or lack of daylight do not allow the completion of rounds. All players must complete a minimum of 18 holes for the event to be considered official. If these goals are not met, an effort to reschedule the event will be considered, if rescheduling is not possible, a refund less administrative costs will be issued to each player.
ORDER OF MERIT
Based on official prize money
Evolve Pro Tour is an International Golf Tour with its effective management based in Canada and which is dedicated to helping aspiring professional and amateur golfers on their life journey.
Evolve Pro Tour cannot be held responsible for any circumstances beyond its control that may cause any of its tournaments to be suspended or cancelled. Evolve Pro Tour or any of its employees or contractual partners cannot be held liable for any costs that may be associated with any such suspension or cancellation, further more any employees or contractual partners of Evolve Pro Tour cannot be held liable or held responsible for any issue, legal or otherwise without limitation. Any issues or complaints must always be directed to the main operating company and its management.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY